Applications for this scheme closing soon
The Antenna Installer Endorsement Scheme (AIES) will be closing on 31 December 2013. This will require the progressive shutdown of the registration and renewals process. The key dates are:
Monday, 14 October 2013 - final date for new applications to become an Endorsed Antenna Installer, and final date for new applications to use the digital ready logo for your antenna installation business.
Thursday, 31 October 2013 - final date for renewals for current Endorsed Antenna Installers, and final date to renew your current licence to use the digital ready logo.
For queries please phone the AIES helpline on 03 9937 6420 (9 am to 6 pm AEDT).
If you’re an experienced antenna installer, we invite you to join the Antenna Installer Endorsement Scheme.
The scheme, which is voluntary and free to join, has been developed in consultation with industry, including the Australian Digital Television Industry Association.
It’s not a licence or qualification, but a way for consumers to know that you have met industry agreed standards. Endorsed installers will have their business contact details published on this website so consumers can find them.
How do I become an endorsed Antenna Installer?
1. register for participation; you will need a number of details including a valid ABN. For more details on eligibility and registration requirements see ‘What is required to register?’ below
2. have your registration approved
3. complete the online assessments; see Antenna Installers Endorsement Scheme for more information.
What is required to register?
You'll need to provide all of the information below:
valid Australian Business Number
passport sized photo
current passport or driver's licence
public liability insurance
digital signal meter
at least one industry referee
For more details on the required registration information, see Antenna Installers Endorsement Scheme
What happens once I’m endorsed?
As an endorsed Antenna Installer you will be required to follow the protocols given to you when you register. This includes wearing your endorsed Antenna Installer identification and correctly displaying the ‘Get ready for digital TV’ logo in promotional material.
How will being an endorsed Antenna Installer benefit my business?
As an endorsed installer or installation business, your contact details will be published on this website for consumers. You'll also receive:
direct information from the Digital Switchover Taskforce about switchover, including transmission and reception information
promotion of the scheme at a range of events and on regional advertising and marketing materials
an Australian Government endorsement badge showing your details and endorsement levels
use of the ‘Get ready for digital TV’ campaign logo to advertise that your business is participating in the scheme (after completing licensing)
your details will be promoted on the digital ready website.
How do I licence my business to use the ‘Get ready for digital TV’ logo?
To be eligible for a licence you must employ or engage at least one endorsed Antenna Installer. Before you apply for a licence you must ensure the following:
the registration for the license must be completed by a person authorised to enter into legal agreements on behalf of your business
you have an antenna installer registered with the Antenna Installer Endorsement Scheme under the ABN of your business
the trading name used by your business for antenna installation must be linked to your ABN. This trading name will be published on mySwitch and the digital ready website. You can check this using the ABN lookup site.
To complete registration you must provide information such as your ABN, business and trading name, street address and names of authorised signatories.
How do I obtain work through the Household Assistance Scheme (HAS) or Satellite Subsidy Scheme (SSS)?
The government seeks service contractors through the publication of Request for Tenders on the Australian Government Tender System (AusTender). Advertisements may also be placed in local and national newspapers.
The tender process is open and competitive. You must be able to demonstrate a capacity to manage a high volume of installations and provide adequate customer services and warranty. You must be equipped to manage customer data provided by the government.
All work done under the HAS or SSS must be endorsed at the appropriate level, including work done by subcontractors.
To obtain work installing digital TV equipment under these schemes, antenna installers are advised to contact the successful contractor in each switchover region.
If you require assistance with your registration or want to check on the progress of your application call 03 9937 6420
, Mon – Fri, 9am to 6pm (AEDT).
The Antenna Installer Endorsement Scheme (the Scheme) is non-mandatory and participation is entirely at the discretion of installers. Endorsement under the Scheme indicates only that the installer has been assessed as appropriate for endorsement under the Scheme. The Commonwealth does not warrant the quality of an installer's services or the suitability or competence of the listed businesses to provide installation services. The Commonwealth does not otherwise endorse any business listed or its work in any way. Consumers should make their own enquiries to select a business that they consider suitable and safe to conduct their installation.
The Commonwealth does not accept liability (direct or indirect) for any injury, loss, damage or cost incurred as a result of or arising from any act or omission by installers in connection with the installation of digital switchover facilities, including those arising from any use of information accessed through this website or the engagement of any particular listed business by a consumer. Endorsed Antenna Installers listed on this website do not act as employees, contractors or agents of the Commonwealth in installing any digital switchover facilities.